As one of the few college access programs serving an academically diverse body of students in Houston, Mission Squash understands that targeting and closing academic gaps through regular academic intervention and tutoring is the key to long-term success in school and is a critical part of gaining access to college. Our goal is that each middle school scholar is on or above grade level in math, reading, and writing by the time they enter high school.
Each week, Mission Squash staff review grades and communicate with teachers to identify and close scholars’ academic gaps in specific subjects. When course specific tutoring is necessary, scholars are matched with a 1-1 tutor who has significant expertise to assist them in mastering the material. In addition, scholars complete quarterly academic testing on our campus in math, reading, and writing. These scores, along with grades and feedback from teachers, are utilized to create individual learning plans for scholars to help us target and close gaps and created accelerated growth in proficient areas.